Mbappe names his World Cup favourites

first_imgKylian Mbappe believes that Brazil, Germany and Spain will be the leading contenders for glory in Russia and added it will likely be the final chance for Belgium’s golden generation to win the World CupThe Paris Saint-Germain forward is currently preparing himself for his first appearance in world football’s biggest stage and recently brushed off concerns over a reported ankle injury ahead of France’s Group C opener against Australia.When pressed on who he believes will be the favourites to win at Russia, the 19-year-old admitted that he felt that France are not among the top candidates.“Brazil, Germany and Spain are at present three teams that are a little ahead of us,” said Mbappe, as stated on Goal.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“After, there is Belgium. For them it’s now. With their generation, I think it’s the last chance.”In his first season at PSG, the teenage striker scored 21 goals in 44 games and was included in the France World Cup squad on the back of his impressive performances.Les Bleus will also be facing Peru and Denmark in Group C.last_img read more

Puel disappointed with Palace defeat

first_imgLeicester City manager Claude Puel has blamed their lackluster first half performance for their 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace.Luka Milivojević’s long-range shot six minutes before the break was the difference on Saturday.Leicester hit the post in the second half after being crucial save by palace keeper Vicente Guaita as they tried to equalize.“Disappointed I think is the right word, of course,” Puel told the club’s website.“I think this team played with strong pressing and put us under pressure. We had difficulties to start with the ball, to find space and to find good moves behind their defenders.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We played a poor first half without the right intensity and we conceded a great goal. It was tough for us without the positive attitude in our game. [In the] second half, we played better with a good intensity, the right intensity, good play, good moves.“We had three or four chances to score and I think we deserved to come back into the game.“The fair result for me was a draw and we were unlucky in the second half. I regret our first half without the right intensity, the right ingredients.“We allowed them to start well and score the goal. I’m disappointed about this and the inconsistency in our game.“We made our reaction with a good second half but to get the points we needed to play the full game.”last_img read more

Homer Fish Game Sponsoring Carmen Field Ice Fishing Day

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Homer Fish & Game Advisory Committee is sponsoring the Carmen Field Ice Fishing day at Johnson Lake. Dave Lyon with Homer Fish and Game: “It’s all about catching fish. There is no tournament  involved, it’s just about getting out on the ice and having fun with family.”  Carmen Field was a member of the Homer community who worked with the Department of Fish and Game to promote outdoor and fishing for kids. Field passed away last year from cancer. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Homer-fishing-day.mp3VmJennifer-on-Homer-fishing-day.mp300:00RPd Lyon: “Tt was a big shock to the community, and she had always done these kid fishing days. The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee took on the responsibility of maintaining the gear that she had used, and making sure that it’s available and in good shape.” The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee will have gear available for anyone interested in participating. Hours of this event will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, January 6.last_img read more

How Amazon convinces police to sign up with Ring

first_img Now playing: Watch this: 5 Photos Comments Emails between police and Ring showed tactics the Amazon-owned video doorbell company used to convince officers to join its program. Chris Monroe/CNET Up to 250 police departments have joined Amazon’s Ring Neighbors program, a neighborhood watch app, but these deals don’t happen overnight. For the Chula Vista police department in California, Ring spent more than a year offering discounts and applying peer pressure with constant reminders and emails to convince officers to sign up. The Chula Vista police department signed up for Ring’s Neighbors program in May, but the courtship started in March 2018, according to documents obtained by CNET through a Freedom of Information Act request. The video doorbell company pitched the program to the police department two months before it was publicly announced.These documents detail how Ring’s staff convinced a local police department in California to join Neighbors, an app released by the company in May 2018. When police didn’t respond, Ring would follow up by noting neighboring law enforcement agencies that have joined, pushing for the Chula Vista police to join them.The tactics also offer a window into how Ring, which retail giant Amazon purchased last year for $839 million, has struck partnerships with police departments across the country.  Police consider it a tool for obtaining video in investigations, as well as creating surveillance networks in residential neighborhoods. But these relationships are cause for alarm among privacy advocates, who raise concerns that a tech giant like Amazon is helping police create surveillance networks.  “A long term goal for CVPD is to have a real-time crime center which will be doing a myriad of things. One of those things would be leveraging civilian surveillance cameras in the city to aid us in solving crime and learning about crime patterns,” CVPD’s community policing Sgt. Frank Giaime said in an email to Ring. “As the crime analysis unit’s capacity increases, I would like to integrate a program like this to help us build a partnership with the community through technology.”Ring didn’t respond to a request for comment.”No, the Chula Vista Police Department did not feel pressured in any way to partner with Ring’s Neighbors app,” the CVPD’s investigations division Capt. Phil Collum said in an email. For the CVPD, the courtship began with a cold pitch. Discounts ringingThe first email from Ring’s outreach coordinator to the Chula Vista police department came in March 2018.The message opened with an introduction and a comment on an increase in crime in the area.”I recently came across this News clip of an uptick in home break-ins in Chula Vista,” the coordinator wrote. “As an extension of Ring’s Neighborhoods initiative, I’m reaching out to share an offer to all public safety agencies that actively participate in either crime prevention or community policing.” He offered to donate a free video doorbell, as well as discounts of up to $50 for more cameras. The email also referenced a Ring pilot program that claimed it reduced crime rates. MIT Technology Review scrutinized that study last October and found that the evidence was flimsy.  The Chula Vista police didn’t respond for 10 days, and the outreach coordinator followed up, this time with a flier on different Ring products and a $50 promo code for every officer in the department on video doorbells.CPVD responded and said it would follow up, giving Ring a foot in the door. There’s no email communication between the two until about three months later, in May 2018. The same coordinator said  Raymond Pollum, Ring’s head of law enforcement partnerships, would be in the San Diego area demonstrating tools for other police departments.Pollum met with the CVPD department on May 3, 2018, and provided a demonstration of Neighbors and the police dashboard. He followed up with an email four days later and attached a memorandum of understanding “for consideration,” even though CVPD hadn’t agreed to join the program yet.screen-shot-2019-08-22-at-12-30-27-pmChula Vista’s police department promoting a Ring giveaway for National Night Out in August. Instagram The police department responded a month later, telling Pollum it sent the proposed contract to higher-ups in June. When he didn’t get a response for another month, Pollum followed up a month later, sending police a link to a crime solved in Tampa, Florida, through Ring’s cameras. CVPD didn’t respond to that message.At the same time, the department was coordinating National Night Out, an annual police-community event for promoting neighborhood safety. Ring was a sponsor for it, and its coordinator promoted contests and giveaways for free video doorbells and discounts at CVPD’s event.”We appreciate the goodies you’re sending and are most interested in having someone man a booth,” Angela Gaines, CVPD’s police community relations officer, told Ring in an email.Ring had brought 20 video doorbell kits for the police community event that August.PressuringThe peer pressure campaign started in January 2019, after surrounding police departments partnered with Ring. Pollum had given the department another demo, and sent the CVPD the memorandum of understanding again on Feb. 1. Giaime told Ring that the department was “eager” to sign the contract but needed to send it off to the chain of command for approval. He told Pollum it would take a few weeks to get a formal presentation together. Four days after Ring’s demonstration, Pollum followed up with another email. “We executed the La Mesa PD MOU yesterday, so they will join Carlsbad PD and Oceanside PD as San Diego LE portal participants,” Pollum wrote. “Not sure if peer pressure is a good thing or not, but wanted to at least make you aware that they are joining the program and will be onboarded shortly.”About three weeks later, on Feb. 21, Pollum followed up and told the sergeant that the La Mesa police department joined Ring, and the San Diego sheriff’s department approved the MOU. Again, Giaime told Pollum he would need a few weeks to put together the presentation and get approval from the command staff.  Ring followed up in a month and a half, listing even more police departments that are signing up with the company. “As Chula Vista Police Department considers the benefits of gaining access to the Neighbors Portal, I thought it might be helpful to know of other agencies in the area that have joined,” Pollum wrote on April 2. He listed the San Diego County sheriff’s department, along with police in Oceanside, Carlsbad and La Mesa, and noted that officers in Escondido and National City were considering the program. Six days after that, Ring sent another email to CVPD with the same message. “SD Sheriff’s joined a couple of weeks ago so I’m hoping to get the other major cities in San Diego onboard quickly. Can you give me a quick update on where things stand?” Pollum wrote. Giaime responded with an apology, noting that the police “had a lot of things going on” during that time.  He made the presentation to higher-ups on April 26, and four days later, the Chula Vista Police Department signed Ring’s contract, which went into effect on May 1. The department officially announced it joined three months later, on its Instagram page.After a year of emails, discounts and peer pressure from Ring’s executives, CVPD became one of hundreds of police departments to join Ring.   Share your voice Ring’s smart doorbell keeps a close eye on your housecenter_img 4:14 68 Ring convinced police to join its network through peer… Tags Security Cameras Security Ring Amazonlast_img read more

Two killed in Feni gunfight

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationTwo suspected drug traders were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Daganbhuiya of Feni early Wednesday, reports UNB.The deceased were Mohammad Asad, 42, son of Toru and Emamul Akond 24, son of Manik Akond of Rajoir upazila in Madaripur district.A team of RAB-7 gave signal to a covered van to stop around 2:30am, said squadron leader Shafayet Jamil Fahim of RAB-7 Feni camp.Defying the directive, the criminals then opened fire on the elite force members, forcing them to fire back in self-defence.At one stage, Asad and Emamul caught in the line of fire and died on the spot.The RAB team also recovered a one shutter gun, 13 bullets and 250 kgs of hemp from the spot. The team also seized the covered van.The law enforcement’s version of the incident, however, could not be verified independently as no versions of the incident were available immediately either from any witness or from the victim’s family.last_img read more

Swedish commercial broadcaster TV4 Group has named

first_imgSwedish commercial broadcaster TV4 Group has named Johan Seidefors as its new marketing director. Seidefors, who will take up his post in November, is currenetly a partner in communications consultancy Prime Group and acting head of communications for Stockholm Globe Arenas/Tele2 Arena. He has also worked for Sony BMGand ran his own PR firm, Nice To Meet You Communication.last_img


first_img EUROPEAN YOUTH CAPITAL 2019MAYOR ELISHA MCALLIONWEAR IT – SNAP IT- TAG IT YOUTH COMPETITION Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council pictured at European Youth Capital 19 event in the Guildhall with representatives from various primary and secondary schools throughout the north west. Included are Oonagh McGillion, Director of Legacy and Emma McLaughlin, EYC Officer, Derry City and Strabane District Council.YOUNG people across the Derry City and Strabane District Council are being encouraged to “Wear It – Snap It – Tag It” as part of a quirky competition to showcase our youthful population as part of our bid for European Youth Capital 2019 status and be in with a chance of winning a Mini iPad or concert tickets to the Club MTV gig in September.Last month the Council took a major step forward when it was successful in being shortlisted to one of five finalists in the running for the prestigious title and in an effort to encourage more people to get involved by launching the “Wear It – Snap It – Tag It “competition.Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Elisha McCallion is calling on young people aged between 15 and 24 to help put a face to EYC19 by getting involved and showing their support by wearing a EYC19 beanie hat, taking a photograph of you and your role model or the place you love most and tagging it on their social media platforms using the social media handles (Facebook @EYC19; Twitter @EYC2019; Instagram @EYC2019).Speaking at the launch, which was held at a major youth engagement workshop at the Guildhall today, the Mayor said: “We want to get our youths involved by inviting them to come up with some creative and fun ideas as part of our Wear It- Snap It-Tag It competition.“It’s a fun way of getting them to use their imagination and help showcase everything that is good about our young people and the city and district we live in and be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes such as a mini iPad, tickets for the MTV Club gig at Ebrington and a £50 voucher,” she added.The closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 10 July 2016. For more information on the competition rules and the terms and conditions visit www.eyc19.comWEAR IT – SNAP IT- TAG IT YOUTH COMPETITION was last modified: June 3rd, 2016 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet “This is a fun and innovative way of getting young people to get involved and to spread the word about the work we are doing on the next stage of the process for EYC status.“It is our way of engaging with young people and inviting them to take photos of themselves wearing our EYC beanie hats at one of their favourite locations – maybe at their local park or coffee shop, or along with their role models such as their teacher, youth leader or family member and sending it to us via social media on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.”EYC branded beanie hats are being distributed to schools across the Council area over the coming weeks and are available at local leisure centres and community centres in an effort to reach as many young people as possible.Oonagh McGillion, Director of Legacy with Derry City and Strabane District Council says as well as encouraging young people to sign up to EYC19, the competition is aimed at showcasing local creativity, originality and inspiration.last_img read more


first_imgShareTweet Jordan McConomy in happier times with girlfriend Leah Kelly who has been left devastated at his deathTEENAGER Jordan McConomy will laid to rest this weekend after he died following an assault in Derry city centre last Sunday.The 19-year-old’s remains will leave his home, 99 Rosnagalliagh, at 12.15 pm on Saturday for 1 pm Requiem Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Galliagh.His remains will be interred in Ardmore Cemetery immediately after the Requiem Mass. She posted on Facebook: “The most perfect human being ever, the love of my life x.”One of Jordan’s friends said: “Jordan you were one in a million and you were taken from us far too soon.“I am going to miss your smile – it’s impossible for me to put into words what you meant to me.”Another friend posted: “Rest in peace Jordan, you were one of the nicest boys there ever was.”REQUIEM MASS THIS SATURDAY FOR JORDAN MCCONOMY WHO DIED AFTER DERRY ASSAULT was last modified: September 28th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: An 18-year-old arrested over his death following an “altercation” in William Street was released from police custody on Wednesday afternoon pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.The death of the former St. Brigid’s College pupil has sent a shock-wave through the local community.Family members and friends have used social media to convey their anguish.Girlfriend Leah Kelly has been left devastated at his death. galliaghLEAH KELLYPSNIREQUIEM MASS THIS SATURDAY FOR JORDAN MCCONOMY WHO DIED AFTER DERRY ASSAULTROSSNAGALLAIGHST JOSEPH’S CHURCHwilliam streetlast_img read more